we feast @ tobacco dock

I can see you rolling your eyes - "another street food festival? does she do anything else with her life?"- but wait! I have an excuse. Being part of the Nuffnang community, I was lucky enough to get a pair of free tickets to FEAST. I mean, it would have been rude to say no.

And I definitely didn't want to say no.

So E and I made our way to Tobacco Dock where this was being held, and we were greeted by the biggest spread of stalls and smells I'd experienced at a festival like this. A very good start.

This place is very cool, and although there are so many of these street food fests these days that require no entry fee, I could see why this one charges you. It's set up better, there's some boogie music, there's an indoor bar, the drinks are very reasonably prices (cocktails at 5 pounds is very good for London!) and overall has a great atmosphere.

We made a beeline for the first thing we knew we had to try - The Frenchie. Duck confit burgers, with blue cheese and truffle honey and duck skin crackling? You'd be crazy to pass that up.

So. Flippin'. Good. We absolutely loved this.

After a drink and a bit of browsing, we also tried Anna Mae's mac & cheese, which was also gorgeous. Seriously good M&C, though the portion was enormous!

There were two floors, the lower one being mostly market stalls of marshmallows, cheese, brownies, meringues... the list goes on. It was bustling with people but not too crammed or crowded, which I really appreciated.

The alcoholic iced tea was pretty good!

I had room for just a little more - I couldn't say no to the calamari from Union Street CafΓ©. And I'm so glad I did - perfectly fried, salty, with a bit of sweetness from the Amalfi lemon jam, it was pretty fantastic.

We had a great evening there - unique location, lovely ambience, delectable food. I hope they put it on again!